How Does U.S. Recycling Compare to the Rest of the World? [infographic]

How Does the USA Compare on the Global Stage with Recycling [Infographic]

Waste is not just an issue in the United States; it’s a global problem that is being addressed by recycling programs around the world. A few countries have really cleaned up their acts, including Switzerland and Austria, who recycle around 50% of their waste.

However, many countries have a lot of room for improvement. For example, Romania sends about 99% of its waste to landfills. And, just 5% of the world’s population produces about 40% of the total waste.

Though recycling programs have improved globally, there’s still an opportunity for progress. Here’s a look at worldwide recycling, as it stands today, in this graphic by Perfect Rubber Mulch.

 How Does U.S. Recycling Compare to the Rest of the World? [infographic]

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